Super first day in Palm Springs

palm-springs-header-photo-renaissance-esmeraldaHaving just landed in Palm Springs yesterday afternoon after a nice two hour flight aboard an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737, picking up our rental car from Alamo and settling into our room at the Hyatt I am finding that our decision to use Expedia for booking was a successful one. I just read what I wrote and sound like a freaking commercial. LOL

With one of the worst winters in Oregon’s history of lately we both found it necessary to get a way and charge up with some sunshine. Sometime you just have to get away.

We made it just in time to see the opening kick-off and decided to walk across the street to a bar and pizza joint called NYPD. I ordered a 805 on tap and watched as the Atlanta Falcons danced all over the New England Patriots. I finished my beer and we drove up the street to the local liquor store to grab two six packs and head back to our room to watch the rest of the game. We made it as far as watching Lady Gaga’s incredible performance at halftime then decided that the game was a total blow out. So off we went to a restaurant called Jus Tapas and had a lovely dinner. The great thing about it was that we were the only ones in the restaurant. I suppose that the rest of the world was busy watching the second half of the game. We finished up dinner and headed back to the hotel where I had the opportunity to witness the greatest come back in Super Bowl history.

Day #1 was totally awesome and I can’t wait to figure out what today will bring. This is one of those vacations where we have no agenda. We get up when we want to and take our time figuring out what we would like to do today. We have learned that some of best vacations are the one’s where we simply “wing it” each day. We eat when we feel hungry and sleep when we feel tired. Our whole lives are built around a schedule and we certainly do not want to have one on vacation. The one thing I really look forward to is just walking around the town. It has been raining in the Portland area of Oregon for the last 5 months and sometimes I wonder why I even live there.

I would love to hear suggestions from anyone who has spent some time in Palm Springs and your experiences.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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12 Responses to Super first day in Palm Springs

  1. lodestarchronicles says:

    Last March we visited Thousand Palms Canyon in the Coachella Valley Preserve. It is a simply lovely oasis in the desert. I think you’ll enjoy it! Check out my blog post about it.

  2. Jen says:

    Looks amazing! We like to not have a schedule on vacation as well. Enjoy!

  3. Have a blast Billy. πŸ™‚

  4. D says:

    Sorry I’ve never been to Palm Springs. LA and Newport Beach is extent of my CA excursions. I think no agenda vacations are the best. My middle daughter has her days off, weekends and yes even vacations scheduled in time increments the entire day and night. Makes me nuts!
    Enjoy your trip!

  5. That all sounds wonderfully relaxing! Have fun!

  6. Sounds like a great way to spend a holiday.

  7. kkeevins says:

    I totally agree with the concept of unscheduled vacations. They’re the best! Soooooo relaxing and stress free. Hope you had a blast!
    Re: Your question about Palm Springs experiences — Nada. Palm Beach, yes; Palm Springs —- I wish. Now I have a question for you. How do you maintain a good blood sugar level when consuming alcohol? Damn, I smell a glass of wine and mine soars!
    –Kathy from:

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